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GCHQ - Government Communications Headquarters (UKUSA Alliance member - UK)

GCSB - Government Communications Security Bureau (UKUSA Alliance member - New Zealand)

GOST DETAINEE - Ghost detainee is an official term used by the American President George W. Bush administration to designate a person held in a detention center, whose identity has been hidden by keeping them unregistered and therefore anonymous.

GREY MAIL - a person who is in position to expose an intelligence operation, for example when arrested or on trial

GRU - Main Intelligence Directorate, Russia

GSG - 9 - Grenzchutzgruppe - 9, Elite German CT unit

HARD TARGET - a person who sucessfuly maintains low profile / secrecy and / or is hard to place surveillance on.


HUMINT - HUMINT, short for HUMan INTelligence, is one of a series of intelligence gathering disciplines. NATO defines HUMINT as " A category of intelligence derived from information collected and provided by human sources." Contrary to what most people think HUMINT, does not necessarily refer to people involved in clandestine/covert activities. While clandestine/covert agents are part of HUMINT, HUMINT in fact, refers to any information collected from a human source. The person(s) providing the information could be neutral, friendly or hostile.

HUNTING PACK - surveillance team

IAFIS - The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) is a national fingerprint and criminal history system maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The IAFIS provides automated fingerprint search capabilities, latent searching capability, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints and responses. The IAFIS maintains the largest biometric database in the world, containing the fingerprints and corresponding criminal history information for more than 47 million subjects in the Criminal Master File.

ICBM - Instant Calm Breath Method - technique to overcome anciety

ILLEGAL - an intelligence officer who operates in a foreign country without an official cover (usually diplomatic or trade) Illegals are the elite among 'spies'.

ILLNESS - arrest

INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE - espionage conducted for commerical gains (most intelligence agencies aid their country's business community through surveillance of competitors)

INFILTRATION - penetration, placement of an agent / operative inside adversary's organization

INFORMATION Warfare - is the use and management of information in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. Information warfare may involve collection of tactical information, assurance that one's own information is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation among the enemy, undermining the quality of opposing force information and denial of information collection opportunities to opposing forces.




INTELLIGENCE Gathering Disciplines:

* HUMINT - Human Intelligence - gathered from a person on the ground.

* GEOINT - Geospatial Intelligence - gathered from satellite, aerial photography, mapping/terrain data

o IMINT - Imagery Intelligence - gathered from satellite and aerial photography

* MASINT - Measurement and Signature Intelligence

o ACINT - Acoustic Intelligence - gathered from acoustical sources

o CBINT - Chemical and Biological Intelligence - gathered from chemical and biological weapons and hazards

o DEWINT - Directed Energy Weapon Intelligence - gathered from weapon related radio frequency, microwave, electromagnetic pulse, laser, and particle beams

o Effluent/Debris Collection - gathered from atmospheric effluents and debris

o EOINT - Electro-Optical Intelligence - gathered from optical monitoring of the electromagnetic spectrum

+ IRINT - Infrared Intelligence - gathered from the infrared spectrum

+ LASINT - Laser Intelligence - gathered from laser systems

o MATINT - Materials Intelligence

o NUCINT - Nuclear Intelligence - gathered from the analysis of radiation

o RADINT - Radar Intelligence - gathered from radar sources. Note that this is often considered to be part of ELINT (q.v.).

o RF/EMPINT - Radio Frequency/Electromagnetic Pulse Intelligence - gathered from radio frequency and electromagnetic pulse emissions

o Spectroscopic Intelligence

* OSINT - Open Source Intelligence - gathered from open sources

* SIGINT - Signals Intelligence - gathered from interception of signals

o COMINT - Communications Intelligence

o ELINT - Electronic Intelligence - gathered from non-communications electronic emissions

* TECHINT - Technical Intelligence - gathered from analysis of weapons and equipment used by the armed forces of foreign nations

* FININT - Financial Intelligence - gathered from analysis of monetary transactions

* MEDINT - Medical Intelligence - gathered from analysis of medical records and/or actual physiological examinations to determine health and/or particular ailments/allergetic conditions for exploitation.

IRANIAN DIRECTORATE - The Iranian Directorate or Directorate for Iran is a unit of the Pentagon created in 2006 to deal with intelligence on Iran in the context of diplomatic and military tensions between the United States and Iran. Critics compare it with the Office of Special Plans (OSP) which cooked up intelligence reports about Iraq.


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